SRJC Course Outlines

12/2/2021 11:54:35 AMHUSV 90 Course Outline as of Fall 2021

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  HUSV 90Title:  INTRO TO HUMAN SERVICES  
Full Title:  Introduction to Human Services
Last Reviewed:10/12/2020

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  COUN 90

Catalog Description:
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This course will introduce the human service field and explore the historical, cultural and societal aspects of the human services profession. The course explores societal problems and their causes in the context of the human services, standards and theoretical approaches to human service work and meeting peoples' needs. Students will study multicultural dimensions of helping and current issues in service delivery. Psychological, physiological and social forces influencing the individual both as helper and client are examined.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 or appropriate placement based on AB705 verbiage

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course will introduce the human service field and explore the historical, cultural and societal aspects of the human services profession. The course explores societal problems and their causes in the context of the human services, standards and theoretical approaches to human service work and meeting peoples' needs. Students will study multicultural dimensions of helping and current issues in service delivery. Psychological, physiological and social forces influencing the individual both as helper and client are examined.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 or appropriate placement based on AB705 verbiage
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 ELifelong Learning and Self DevelopmentFall 2006
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1999Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1. Examine client needs and determine barriers for accessing support and help, including societal influences that impact individuals throughout the life span.
2. Distinguish and assess the roles, responsibilities, and requirements of human service professionals in the helping professions over time and currently.
3. Develop an understanding of local services, client needs, and a referral network
 

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Students will be able to:
1.   Outline the historical development of human services and distinguish varying theoretical
      approaches to human services work.
2.   Develop knowledge, values and skills that enable workers to support others in problem
      solving and in making better use of resources within their communities.
3.   Define and research current social issues as they impact people coping with today's societal
      problems.
4.   Differentiate and assess the individual and societal influences across the lifespan that impact
      the lives of people in need.
5.   Compare and contrast the different ways of viewing individual societal problems.
6.   Identify causes of societal problems and explain how people become clients.
7.   Assess and evaluate the psychological, physiological and social forces contributing to societal
      problems.
8.   Categorize and examine various human service roles and types of career opportunities.
9.   Evaluate the ethical and professional issues encountered in the field of human services.
10. Research and describe the goals and/or functions of human service agencies providing
      services for people in need from a local and global perspective.

Topics and Scope
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I. Defining Human Services
    A. An introduction to human services
         1. problems in living
         2. self-sufficiency
         3. interdisciplinary nature of human service profession
         4. client environment
         5. evidence-based practice
    B. The human service professional
         1. characteristics of the helper
         2. categories of helpers
         3. human service roles
 
II. Guiding Human Service Practice
    A. History of human service
     B. Ethical practice
    C. Multicultural dimension of helping
 
III. The Practice of Human Services
    A. Models of service delivery
    B. The helping process      
         1. stages of helping process
         2. introduction to helping skills
         3. intervention strategies
    C. The client
         1. the whole person
         2. understanding client problems from different perspectives
         3. ways of getting help
         4. barriers to getting help
 
IV. Working in the Human Service Field
    A. Working within a system
         1. agency environment
         2. community context
         3. challenges in the profession
         4. developing services in response to needs
    B. Human services today
         1. settings for service delivery
               i.   outreach and wraparound services
              ii.  corrections
              iii.  schools
              iv. hospice Care
              v.  military
         2. Impacts of technology
          3. Trends in human services
              i.  aging
              ii.  changing workplace
              iii. political influences

Assignments:
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1. Read assigned textbook and supplemental reading material of approximately 25-35 pages per
    week
2. Oral and visual presentation about human service populations and available services
3. Develop a human service resource index
4. Write 3-5 case assessments ranging from 2-5 pages from a human service provider's
    perspective applying applicable theory and methods
5. Midterm exam(s) (1 - 2)
6. Final exam
7. Class group work discussing weekly content and case analysis
8. Class exercises practicing course-related skills

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
20 - 30%
Case assessment, visual component of presentation, resource index
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 20%
Application of text concepts to case assessment, presentation
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 30%
Case assessment, class exercises, presentation, resource index, exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 30%
Exam(s), case assessments, presentation
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 20%
Class group work and exercises


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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An Introduction to Human Services. 9th ed. Woodside, Marianne and McClam, Tricia. Cengage Learning. 2018
Human Services in Contemporary America. 10th ed. Burger, William. Cengage Learning. 2018
Theory, Practice and Trends in Human Services: an Introduction. 6th ed. Neukrug, Edward. Cengage Learning. 2017
Instructor prepared materials
Novel from list prepared by instructor.

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